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Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

· Sep 17, 2014 08:17 am

Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
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Foundation Floats Special Tax District Proposal to Fund Streetcar

· Sep 17, 2014 08:45 am

As city leaders look to find ways to plug a $4 million annual funding gap for the operation of Cincinnati’s streetcar, a major backer of the transit project has proposed a way to raise a good deal of the needed money. ...

Judge Strikes Down Ohio’s Law Banning Campaign Lies

· Sep 17, 2014 08:56 am

A Cincinnati federal judge struck down an Ohio election law that bans lies in political campaigns by candidates or independent organizations.  ...

Last Stand at The Banks

The only minority-owned business in Cincinnati’s prized riverfront development is on its way out

· Sep 10, 2014 09:24 am

The long, often difficult saga of the only black-owned business at The Banks appears to be coming to an end. Mahogany’s owner Liz Rogers announced Sept. 9 that the upscale Southern restaurant will move from the city’s prized riverfront development. ...

 
 
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Morning News and Stuff

Cranley's State of the City address hits and misses; 3CDC ramping up; House votes to audit the Federal Reserve

· Sep 19, 2014 10:18 am

Hello all. I'm gearing up to push a beer barrel around Fountain Square at this year's Oktoberfest kick off as part of Team City Beat, so I'll be brief in this end-of-week news rundown.Mayor John Cranley last night delivered his first State of the City address. In it, he called 2014 a banner year for...

WATCH: The Yugos Perform “Follow You”

Before opening MidPoint Friday next week, local Indie rockers reveal a live video of their recent single

· Sep 19, 2014 09:13 am

On their most recent tour, excellent Northern Kentucky Indie Rock band The Yugos stopped by Toledo, Ohio’s SixtyTen Recording Studio to record its latest single, “Follow You,” as part of the facility’s “SixtyTen Sessions” video series.The studio version of the single, released earlier th...

Stage Door: Riverside, Reefer and Sondheim

· Sep 19, 2014 08:05 am

There are several good productions onstage around town — check out CityBeat coverage of Hands on a Hardbody (a musical at ETC), The Great Gatsby (a classic American novel adapted for the stage at Cincy Shakes), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club (a new adventure for th...

 

Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

· Sep 17, 2014 08:17 am

Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
...

Last Stand at The Banks

The only minority-owned business in Cincinnati’s prized riverfront development is on its way out

· Sep 10, 2014 09:24 am

The long, often difficult saga of the only black-owned business at The Banks appears to be coming to an end. Mahogany’s owner Liz Rogers announced Sept. 9 that the upscale Southern restaurant will move from the city’s prized riverfront development. ...

Dreaming Big

Cincinnati-area DREAMers share stories of struggles and success as they advocate for immigration reform

· Aug 27, 2014 12:50 am

The Freedom Center's  Aug. 20 Dreamers' Summit strived to raise awareness about the struggles and courage of young undocumented immigrants in the area.
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Uphill Battle

Democrats see a chance to regain a majority on the Hamilton County Commissioners board. Sort of.

· Sep 2, 2014 02:30 pm

After last month's battle between the city and Hamilton County's Republican Commissioners over funds to fix Music Hall and Union Terminal, Democrats sense an opportunity to unseat Commissioner Chris Monzel in the upcoming November election.
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Lessons from Our Past

Police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., Beavercreek, Ohio bring a new round of soul-searching to Cincinnati

· Aug 20, 2014 10:05 am

The police shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent protests that have drawn hundreds into the streets remind many of the challenges Cincinnati has faced when it comes to race relations and law enforcement.
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Legal Question

Push for gay marriage rights in four states takes center stage in Cincinnati’s federal courthouse

· Aug 13, 2014 01:50 pm

On Aug. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments about the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. At stake is a 2004 amendment to Ohio’s constitution and similar laws in the three other states. The hearings marked the next step of the ongoing battle over gay marriage rights, drawing national interest.
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